Varscona Hotel On Whyte - Edmonton  2 stars

8208 106 St Nw, Edmonton, Ca, Edmonton, Canada, T6E 6R9  show mapSave
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Overview

The charming Varscona Hotel On Whyte is a great place in a leisure area of Edmonton. The building was renovated in 1997.

The hotel’s central location offers quick access to University of Alberta, Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site and Alberta Legislature Building. You can see South Side Sports Arena, The Great Divide Waterfall and Whyte Avenue only 400 meters from the property.

25 minutes' drive from Edmonton International airport.

Rooms

Classic rooms feature a minibar, cable TV, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and a writing desk. They are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms.

Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served daily. At the restaurant contemporary dishes are served. At the friendly lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee.

Work

Aside from 24-hour reception, ironing service and dry cleaning, guests can also make use of a lift, free parking and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the business center and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   89.

City Center Edmonton - 1.9 mi
Airports Edmonton International (YEG) - 14.7 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Continental Treat Fine Bistro (cuisine: European) - 300 ft, Chianti Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Italian) - 700 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Services
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Limousine service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

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    Varscona Hotel On Whyte LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • The Great Divide Waterfall
      4600 ft
    Popular areas
    • Whyte Avenue
      1000 ft
    Sport related
    • Telus field
      5000 ft
    Amusement
    Stadiums
    Museums
    • Edmonton Telephone Historical
      1000 ft
    • C and E Railway Museum
      1700 ft
    • Alberta Historical Resources
      4300 ft
    • Edmonton Public School Archvs
      1.3 mi
    Parks
    • Old Strathcona Historic Area
      2300 ft
    Halls
    • Acacia Masonic Hall
      1000 ft
    • Orange Hall South Side
      1400 ft
    • Arts Barn
      1400 ft
    • Queen Alexandra Community
      1700 ft
    • Strathcona Centre Comm League
      2700 ft
    • Edmonton Federation of Cmnty
      3700 ft
    • Fiddler's Roost
      4300 ft
    • Saint Basil's Cultural Ctr
      4300 ft
    • Ritchie Community Ctr
      4600 ft
    • MC Kernan Community League
      5000 ft
    • Parkallen Community League
      1.2 mi
    • Hazeldean Community League
      1.4 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • Maharishi Vedic College
      1.3 mi
    • Strathcona Career Training
      1.3 mi
    • University of Lethbridge
      1.4 mi
    • Academy of Learning
      1.4 mi
    Golf courses and Country clubs
    • Devon Golf & Country Club
      4300 ft
    College Campuses

    Local Attractions

    • Alberta Legislature Building
      1.1 mi
      10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
    • Stanley Milner Library
      1.8 mi
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton
    • Art Gallery of Alberta
      1.9 mi
      2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
    • Edmonton City Hall
      2.0 mi
      1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
    • Valley Zoo
      2.1 mi
      13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton

    Near the hotel

    • High Level Bridge and Streetcar
      2800 ft
      109th St & 88th Ave, Edmonton

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Continental Treat Fine Bistro

      70% likes this, based on 146 reviews
      Cuisine: European
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 33

      300 ft
      10560 82 Avenue

      Phone: 7804337432

    • Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

      74% likes this, based on 143 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      700 ft
      10501 82 Ave NW

      Phone: (780) 439-9829

    • Origin India

      74% likes this, based on 21 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

      600 ft
      10511 - 82nd Ave (Whyte Ave.)

      Phone: 780-436-0558

    • Keg Steakhouse & Bar

      64% likes this, based on 78 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

      700 ft
      8020 105 St NW

      Phone: (780) 432-7494

    • Julio's Barrio

      50% likes this, based on 140 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

      900 ft
      10450 82 Ave NW

      Phone: (780) 431-0774

    Varscona Hotel On Whyte Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Varscona Hotel On Whyte

    Average guest rating

    8.2
    out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 55 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.3
    Rooms
    7.9
    Service
    8.4
    Value
    8.4
    Dining
    6.9

    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children

      We were greeted very friendly and they couldn't do enough for you at no extra like free valet parking. Had a bus stop right outside to take you to WEM. My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly to anyone else.

      Nothing

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      Location and tie to Murietta restuarant

      Bad pillows....room temp was far to warm despite change on controls

      • Average rating
        7.0
    • Older travelers

      It is a nicely renovated older building, giving it a heritage feel.

      A single, slow elevator.

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Older travelers

      The complimentary service and features were great. Parking, breakfast, arrival drinks!

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Older travelers

      Friendly staff and good price. The complimentary breakfasts were great as were the complimentary drinks.

      The only thing I have to complain about is that I believe the toilet tissue is not eco friendly as it left me sore. There are plenty of brands of paper out there that are hypoallergenic.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      Love walking Whyte..all the neat shops and restaurants. Good value for your money. Our stay included the continental breakfast and a beverage. Just a nice, leisurely way to spend a weekend.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      The price was great and the room was quite comfortable.

      Noisy, no soundproofing between rooms. The fire alarm went off wt 5:30am for no rreason and we had to evacuate until the firemen had checked the whole building.

      • Average rating
        6.2
    • Older travelers

      I stayed five nights. Room #37. It was very comfortable, close to downtown and lots of shops and restaurants on Whyte. University is 5 minutes by bus. The complimentary bar was great for a bite and drink.

      Breakfast

      • Average rating
        7.0
    • Family with children

      Excellent friendly staff Cleanliness Location shopping/entertainment

      • Average rating
        9.4
    • Group of friends

      Location. The attached restaurant Murietta's is fantastic.

      I have previously stayed at the Vascona and really enjoyed it. This time however, I have to admit it didn't live up to my expectations. My first night there was good. The second night wasn't great by any means. I went to bed about midnight and at three am I was awaken by people coming in from being out at the bars. The slamming of their doors was really loud. I think there should be something installed on the doors to prevent them from slamming shut. It's disturbing as I am a light sleeper. As well, I was in the second last room. The last room on the corner beside me was occupied by a couple. I heard him come back at 3:15 am. They proceeded to fight, as in screaming, swearing and slamming of doors, loudly. This went on until almost five am. Each time I was about to call the front, it would quiet down. However, they would then pick up to where they left off. I mentioned it to the desk and he did apologize, but was a bit unsympathetic. He said he'll make a note on my file if I ever decide to come back. Not overly helpful. I definitely won't be staying there again. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and none have been this loud.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Older travelers

      Varscona Hotel was conveniently located to everything, from shops great eating places, buses and nightlife. Saturday market is only a 5 minute walk away. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff very good at helping to make your stay comfortable.

      Weekend prices are reasonable but week days very expensive

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      The hotel front and lobby is warm and inviting, unlike the impersonal look of most hotels. The staff were friendly and helpful and the ambience was quaint and friendly. We like the coffe shop on the main floor. The front desk staff readily compensated us for the uncleanliness of the room described below. The hotel is very nicely located and we would stay there again.

      Our room smelled bad, like dirty feet or strong body odor. The coffee machine still had coffee in it, which made us wonder how well they cleaned the room. Outside the window was a big pile of pigeon poop, not very nice! We were offered complimentary breakfasts on the web site, however, we recieved only one voucher for a buffet style breakfast which turned out to be a continental breakfast. We were also offered a free drink in the lounge, unfortunately it was closed when we returned from our concert at 2230hr!!

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Single

      Staff were helpful

      The hotel sits on the corner of Whyte Avenue - a major roadway. This street seems to be used late at night as drag race road. raceway. Souped up motorcycles and cars roar up and down the road. I was woken up every night after midnight by their noise. The hotel has free WIFI, but I could never get a signal in my room. I complained for three days, and finally was told to call the internet provider. I did, and the problem still existed. I had to go to the lobby to use my computer. The hotel should have fixed this problem, not leave it up to me.

      • Average rating
        5.4
    • Older travelers

      Very nice staff, nice rooms, great location on Whyte Ave.

      They should end the association with Murietta's restaurant. Too expensive, terrible service.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      I like the small scale of the hotel as well as a very good restaurant in the same location.

      Even though the hotel will valet park your car in a gated area they will not assume any liability for any damage or theft. It is not an area that I would recommend non secured parking.

      • Average rating
        9.2
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